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Mark Allen Stood Over Table For Nearly Four Minutes Before Producing 'Shot Of The Season'

Mark Allen Stood Over Table For Nearly Four Minutes Before Producing 'Shot Of The Season'
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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There has been quite a contrast between the two semi-finals at this year's World Snooker Championship.

Whereas the clash between Si Jiahui and Luca Brecel has featured some big scoring and a cavalier approach, the meeting between Mark Selby and Mark Allen has been a far more attritional affair.

It is clear that both men are doing everything in their power to avoid opening up the table for their opponents, often leading to some rather lengthy spell without a pot in certain frames. That being said, the match hasn't been short on drama.

Both Selby and Allen have pulled off some remarkable shots at times, including safeties and snooker escapes.

Mark Allen's 'shot of the season' at the World Snooker Championship 

In the seventh frame of the match, the pair were once again involved in the trading of safety shots. After Selby had played an excellent shot which left very little on for his opponent, Allen stood over the table for almost four minutes to decide his next move.


The shot he produced was worth the wait, kissing off a red at the bottom end of the table and hitting off six cushions before landing right beside the cue ball's original starting position.

Sit back and enjoy this one.


Absolutely phenomenal.

Speaking on Eurosport, Alan McManus gave an excellent breakdown of what he felt was 'the shot of the season'.


Here's the shot of the championship coming up.

Before he actually played it, it took him four minutes to think of something. I had a look for those three or four minutes and couldn't see a thing...

To even see it, the thought of it, is out of this world...

Mark Selby would be coming out of his chair thinking 'this guy has got one up on me', because that was pure artistry...

It's an incredible shot, the shot of the season and definitely the shot of this championship.

Mark Selby would go on to miss the ensuing long pot on the red, with Allen going on to clear the table and take the frame.


The two men will complete their semi-final later this evening, with Selby leading 11-10 in the first to 17 affair. It should be a session of snooker that you won't want to miss.

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